(April 1989)

Gladstone, 1986 Series
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Price
0.95 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except January and May
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gladstone Publishing, Ltd.
Brand
Gladstone G
Editing
Byron Erickson (credited) (editor in chief); John Clark (credited as Leonard Clark) (associate editor); Geoffrey Blum (associate editor)

[Huey, Dewey, and Louie Happy New Year] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly (credited)
Inks
Walt Kelly (credited)
Colors
?
Editing
Alice Nielsen Cobb (original editor); Carl Buettner (original editor)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Huey, Dewey, and Louie give Donald a "Happy New Year" he'll never forget.
Reprints
Keywords
bell; celebration; confetti; horn; new year's eve; pan; spoons

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Comics Comments / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Barks (Donald Duck illustration only); Paul Murry (Mickey Mouse illustration only)
Inks
Carl Barks (Donald Duck illustration only); Paul Murry (Mickey Mouse illustration only)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Donald Duck; Mickey Mouse (both in header illustration)
Keywords
letters of comment

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

No Business Like Snow Business (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jan Kruse; Dwight Decker (credited) (script)
Pencils
Mau Heymans
Inks
Mau Heymans
Colors
Susan Daigle-Leach (credited as Susan Daigle)
Letters
Bill Spicer (credited)

Job Number
H 86156
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The holidays cost a pile of money!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney Donald Duck [Carl Barks Dell Comics Logo with rounded k]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Neighbor Jones; letter carrier; snow statue contest judges
Synopsis
Donald and Neighbor Jones each enter a snow statue contest with "...a $1000 prize to whoever best expresses the spirit of good will towards others in snow and ice!" ...Ohhh, brother!
Keywords
contest; escalating events; feud; good will; ice; neighbors; one-upping; snow; statues; winter setting; working-at-cross-purposes

Indexer Notes

The original writer and artist (listed above) are not credited in the issue. Instead, a blanket credit reads: "...produced in The Netherlands by Oberon Publishing".

A Sign of the Times (Table of Contents: 3)

Chip 'n' Dale / comic story / 4.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Bradbury (credited)
Inks
Jack Bradbury (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Big acorns, Dale!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Chip; Dale; Black Pete; game warden
Synopsis
Lumberjack Black Pete is out to chop down Chip 'n' Dale's tree.
Reprints
Keywords
acorns; forest setting; lumberjack; tree; unexpected intrusion

[Piglet's Power of Positive Thinking] (Table of Contents: 4)

Winnie the Pooh / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Ferguson (credited)
Pencils
Richard Moore (credited)
Inks
Larry Mayer (credited)
Colors
Susan Daigle-Leach (credited as Sue Daigle-Leach)
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tigger? No. Rabbit? No.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Winnie the Pooh; Piglet
Synopsis
Piglet loses confidence in the "positive thinking" he uses to build self-confidence.
Reprints
  • from Winnie the Pooh Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1984.03.11
Keywords
hill; newspaper strip reprint; positive thinking; self-confidence; soapbox racer

Indexer Notes

No published lettering credit. Completely unrelated to the gag on positive thinking and self-confidence, Pooh pushes Piglet up a hill in a soapbox racer.

The Great Pop Up (Table of Contents: 5)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks (credited)
Pencils
Carl Barks (credited)
Inks
Carl Barks (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Garé Barks
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looks as if Duckburg's super rocket is about ready to blast off for the moon!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Gyro's Helper; a bunch of bluebirds; two astronauts
Synopsis
Gyro frustrates himself trying to repair his old toaster - then invents a new one that, with a little help from a lightning bolt, far exceeds expectations.
Reprints
Keywords
astronauts; bluebirds; doing-something-their-own-way; frustration; inventor; moon landing; toaster

Indexer Notes

No published lettering credit.

Mickey Mouse and the Li'l Lost Elephant (Table of Contents: 6)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Wright (credited)
Inks
Bill Wright (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Wright (credited)
Editing
Alice Nielsen Cobb (original editor); Chase Craig (original editor)

Job Number
OS 411-04
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Watch where you're goin'!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Babykins (baby elephant); circus truck drivers; circus owner
Synopsis
Goofy rescues a baby elephant that has fallen out of a circus truck. Unsure about what to do, he brings the loveable but rambunctious pachyderm to Mickey's back yard, where the mouse is adding a new room to his house. Elephants and home improvements don't mix.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; circus; elephant; home improvement; lost animal; series of mishaps

Indexer Notes

This story is also reprinted in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (Gold Key, 1962 series) #469 (October 1979).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Cross Talk / preview (from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Recline Decline (Table of Contents: 8)

Donald Duck / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Bob Foster (credited)
Pencils
Frank Smith (credited)
Inks
Frank Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Greg Crosby (editor of newspaper strip)

Job Number
KFS 8/25/84
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I should be doing something worthwhile instead of just sitting in front of the TV.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck
Synopsis
Donald's comfy easy chair derails his ambitions.
Reprints
  • from Donald Duck daily newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate) 1984-08-25
Keywords
best of intentions; easy chair; newspaper strip reprint

Indexer Notes

Placed at the bottom of the back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Huey, Dewey, and Louie Happy New Year]
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Comics Comments
  3. 2. No Business Like Snow Business
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. A Sign of the Times
    Chip 'n' Dale
  5. 4. [Piglet's Power of Positive Thinking]
    Winnie the Pooh
  6. 5. The Great Pop Up
    Gyro Gearloose
  7. 6. Mickey Mouse and the Li'l Lost Elephant
    Mickey Mouse
  8. 7. ["Here it is the New Year, and we're still trailing a backlog of in-jokes from 1988! Let's get the whole lot sorted out."]
    Cross Talk
  9. 8. Recline Decline
    Donald Duck
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